tricks to keeping hands and feet dry
Posted November 10, 2000 - 08:02 AM
Thanks: Mike in New Hampshire
Posted November 10, 2000 - 08:59 AM
Duct taping the joint between your boots and pants after you have suited up will keep quite a bit of water out of your boots... but if you have to go wading....
Coating your boots with Sno-Seal or Mink Oil (both are silicone wax) gives you a longer time before your feet feel wet.
Maybe somebody has tried Gore-Tex gloves?
We have so much sand here in MI that I like riding in rainy conditions... it firms the sand up and gives you better traction... the temps drop and the bike runs crisper, and so does my body... I wouldn't like it much if it was slick mud... but that is rare here.
Posted November 10, 2000 - 09:28 AM
For the feet an old boy scout trick was to use bread loaf bags on our feet to keep them dry. You can also chack hunting catalos or stores for Gore-Tex socks and gloves. I think Moose or someone makes neopreem (sp?) gloves.
Don't forget the pam Mike!
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted November 10, 2000 - 10:48 PM
ps...Don't make me come down there and open up a can of roost-ass.
[This message has been edited by mike68 (edited 11-10-2000).]
Posted November 10, 2000 - 10:52 PM
Posted November 10, 2000 - 11:07 AM
Posted November 10, 2000 - 01:05 PM
try army & Navy boot liners. they're said to be very good.
Posted November 10, 2000 - 02:15 PM
Posted November 11, 2000 - 01:12 PM
Posted November 12, 2000 - 06:17 AM
Breadbags do the trick for me I also spray boot silicone every fall (last week in fact)
My hands stay relatively dry behind handguards, but on my last bike I installed grip heater elements under the grip. In fact, my street bike has them now. I'm selling it soon to buy the new Yamaha FZ1, so they're coming off to go on the WR. Will buy a new set for the Fazer.
What I found the last couple of falls riding with heaters: less arm pump, cold fatique and weakness is gone. They get pretty darn hot, too, so you actually have them on for about 20 minutes, then off for 15 etc. For cold weather riding, they are fantastic!
Posted November 15, 2000 - 03:42 PM